By Salma Awwad
New Scylla 35 is currently priced from around $40,000 and can travel for 300km on a single session
UAE-based boat manufacturer Al Marakeb has launched
its first cruising vessel, which is aimed at the affordable end of the market
and is priced from $40,000.
“Our new Scylla 35 was originally designed to be an
affordable platform for aquatic adventurers who enjoy spending longer periods
on the ocean,” said Basel Shuhaiber, founder and managing director of
Sharjah-based Al Marakeb.
Known for their high quality and affordable speed
boats, Al Marakeb introduced the Scylla 35 in order to provide additional
features, such as beds, sofas, lighting fixtures, toilet and air conditioning
unit, while maintaining the same hull dimensions and motor specifications as
the company’s popular Triton 35 model.
Named after a Greek mythology sea monster, Scylla
35 is able to travel over 300km on a single tank. The craft is currently priced
at $40,000 as part of a special launch deal, putting it into the reach of those
who wouldn’t normally consider being able to afford such a vessel.
“As the design and development of the project
became more intense, we modified the boat to suit more activities. Now it has
become a vessel that is more than suitable for activities such as weekend
off-shore cruising, game fishing, open water diving and small family dinner
gatherings at a marina. It’s a craft that can take you anywhere and allow you
to comfortably camp out over the weekend,” said Shuhaiber.
“For a relatively modest outlay, you can have your
own private family boat docked at the marina. It’s a great value acquisition
that can transform your leisure activities and open up whole new recreational
world for you and family,” he added.
Established in 2007, Al Marakeb has moved from
being a small local start up company to producing four standard models. It supplies
vessels to private and commercial buyers in the regional GCC, North Africa and
Will the Scylla 35 be available at same price in the UK.